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THE CHIEF MARSHAL
THE CLASS MARSHALS
CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE
INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
THE GRADUATE FACULTY
THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE
AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION
Observing the centuries.old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan-
nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative
of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-
shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained
a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums
and academic enterprises.
The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma-
hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester
B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built
the Mace Stand.
It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and
the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"),
which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is
to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion
which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President.
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Order of Exercises
♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "God of our Fathers" George Warren
Coleridge A. Braithwaite, Ed.D., Organist
INVOCATION The Reverend Samuel Williams,M.Div.
SELECTION: "I Hear A Voice A-Prayin' " Houston Bright
Upward Bound Chorus
William L. Anderson, Conductor
Elizabeth Albright, Accompanist
INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Leonard H.O. Spearman.Ph. D.
Associate Commissioner for Student Assistance,
U.S. Dept. of HEW - Office of Education,
SELECTION: "Soon-Ah Will Be Done" Arr. William L. Dawson
Upward Bound Chorus
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES:
Division of Business Administration Herbert A. O'Keefe, Jr., Ph.D.
Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D.
Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D.
Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D.
Division of Social Sciences Delacy W. Sanford, Ph.D.
Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D.
CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.
Assisted by the Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D.
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES Joseph V. Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Armstrong State College and Savannah State College
CONFERRING OF DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D.
President, Armstrong State College
Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.
ALUMNI INDUCTION James O. Thomas, B.S.
President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association
PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES
FOR COMMISSION Commander Alvin N. Catalano
Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C.
ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Alvin N. Catalano
PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" . . The Reverend Samuel Williams, M. Div.
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN
BENEDICTION Rev. Edward C. Ducree, M.Div.
Assistant Dean of Students, Savannah State College
and Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church
**RECESSIONAL: "Triumphal March" (from "Aida") Giuseppe Verdi
The audience is requested to remain seated.
**The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited.
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DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
John N. Cutter Savannah
Lloyd M. Cutter Savannah
Winston N. Heard Elberton
Louise Washington Hearon Beaufort, S.C.
Charles Curtis Johnson Savannah
Henry Mobley Reidsville
Myers Lee Thomas Savannah
General Business Administration
Bernard D. Adams Kingsland
Curtis Edwin Brown Fitzgerald
James Raymond Brown Manchester
Jettie Byrd Butler Hogansville
Patricia Carter Augusta
Dorothy J. Moss Day Atlanta
Oregon Emerson III Savannah
Terry Gerand Frazier Savannah
Evans James Demopolis, Ala.
Eugene LeCounte Riceboro
Pamela McClary Lyons
Clara Nell Rawls Savannah
Emmie J. Robinson, Jr Fitzgerald
Karen Henricka Shellman Savannah
Herbert Lee Swain, Jr Savannah
Lucille West Savannah
Gregory M. Wiggins Summerville
Frederick Lee Williams Savannah
Benjamin Charles Stewart, Jr Savannah
Otis Curtis Wright Alamo
Mary Alice Goethie Baxley
DIVISION OF EDUCATION
Cynthia Jean Carter Cuthbert
Odessa Carter Camilla
Velma S. Crosby Brunswick
Iris Ann Ellsberry Savannah
Elnora Massey Gadson Savannah
Deborah Avis Johnson Hood Savannah
Gwendolyn M. Houston Savannah
Estella Yvonne Hunter Savannah
Jacquelyn Carswell Hunter Savannah
Isaac Miller Savannah
Krystal Kay e Williams East Point
Janice Jenkins Patterson Delray Beach, Fla.
Marilyn E. Cooper Savannah
Savannah State College
August 15, 1976
SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000)
Johnnie Mae Graham
MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749)
Velma S. Crosby
George Albert Gary
Thomas Nathaniel Walton
CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399)
Maajid Faheem Ali
Hattie Joe Blake
Jettie Byrd Butler
Lloyd M. Cutter
Winston N. Heard
Louise Washington Hearon
Bobby Lee Jenkins
Shirley Ann Mitchell
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN
Let us give thanks and praise to Thee,
To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C.
Thine honor, pride, and eminence,
We raise in prayerful reverence.
Guide us still from day to day,
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way;
Help us know that life, short or long,
Means unceasing work for weak and strong.
Where Savannah meets the sea,
Where grassy plains and palms abound,
Where the flow' rs are gems of loveliness,
There S.S.C. is found.
We adore each beauteous scene and hall,
Our all we pledge to Thee!
In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee.
We hail Thee, S.S.C.
—J. Randolph Fisher
Kathy Hall Harris Savannah
Marshall Swindell Savannah
Industrial Arts Education
Greene Bryant, Jr Savannah
Ervin Ogden Savannah
Leonard Stuart Bacon Rincon
Paul Lawrence Johnson Savannah
DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
English Language and Literature
Beverly Ann Kiett Savannah
Michael Jerome Moon Atlanta
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Samuel T. Dennard Macon
Linda S. James Savannah
Bobby Lee Jenkins Savannah
Charles Primm Savannah
Carol Ann Simpson Baxley
George Albert Gary Savannah
Mellonese Harrison Edison
Shirley Ann Mitchell Savannah
DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Darriel Bailey Vidalia
Ronald Lee Battle Savannah
Marie Louise Coney Dublin
Jeffrey Ricardo Dixon Miami, Fla.
James Edward Ellington Savannah
Hubert O'Neal Fleming Elberton
Linda Barnes Gadsden Macon
Lorenzo Harris Culloden
Patricia D. Haugabook '. Montezuma
Erwin Johnson Dry Branch
Richard McWillie Linton Sumter, S.C.
Abraham Mitchell Savannah
Walter L. Morgan, Jr Jesup
Charles L. Orr Savannah
Gwendolyn Delores Pierce Savannah
Melvin Stewart Sylvania
Warren Wilson Walker Savannah
James C. Wilcher Vidalia
Charlesetta Elizabeth Worlds Savannah
Audrey Sanders Cooper Savannah
Johnnie Mae Graham Blakely
Patricia Elaine Newson Willacoochee
Maajid Faheem Ali . Savannah
Thomas Nathaniel Walton Atlanta
Hattie Joe Blake Savannah
Alice Grissom Camilla
Judy Ann Murray Savannah
Easter Bell Tubman Augusta
Lena Louise Capers Savannah
Harold Crigg Cutter Savannah
Eugene Anthony Davis Savannah
Sarah Lee Duggans Savannah
Deborah James Epps Savannah
Debra Theresa Holmes Savannah
Beverly Delease Jenkins New Brunswick, N.J.
Frezell N. Johnson Savannah
Betty J. Jones Savannah
Audrey Beatrice Oliver Savannah
Dorothy Ruth Reese Waycross
Debra Ann Roberts LaGrange
Herman Smith, Jr Savannah
Jean C. Thomas Savannah
DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES
Dietetics and Institutional Management
Constance C on cetta Small Savannah
Diann Walker Savannah
Textiles and Clothing
Carol Ann Graydon Tifton
Patricia Ann Castle Sharber Savannah
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
Henry Edward Lipscomb Marietta
NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation.
Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will
receive the degree indicated.
THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF
ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE
CANDIDA TES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCA TION
THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREES
AUGUST 15, 1976
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Thomas Allen Andrews, Jr B.S. Degree 1967 University of Georgia
Richard Bachman B.A. Degree 1966 University of South Florida
Maurice Barkat B.A. Degree 1964 Murray College
Davinder Singh Sra B.S. Degree 1972 Panjah University
Gerald Paul Storm B.S. Degree 1967 University of North Carolina
Charles William Whalen B.A. Degree 1973 University of Georgia
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION
Martha Kathryn Stafford B.S. Degree 1958 Savannah State College
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Dorothy Hankins Adams B.A. Degree 1956 Tennessee Temple College
Mitzi Genevee Asbury B.S. Degree 1970 Georgia Southern College
Martha Virginia Bradley B.S. Degree 1975 University of Georgia
Ruth S.Brown B.S. Degree 1940 The Woman's College
Irvin Eugene Bryant B.S. Degree 1974 Savannah State College
Jeraldine Coleman B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College
Clyde V.H. Faison B.S. Degree 1957 Savannah State College
Elizabeth Cooper Fields B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College
Jessie Graham Fletcher B.S. Degree 1973 Savannah State College
Charles Henry Holmes B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College
Viola Marie Haven Jackson B.S. Degree 1966 Savannah State College
Gloria Daughtry Johnson B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College
Eldora Loretta Manning B.S. Degree 1961 Savannah State College
Evelyn C. Polite B.S. Degree 1960 Allen University
Delma Scott Pollen B.S. Degree 1971 Savannah State College
Harry L. Powell B.S. Degree 1957 Savannah State College
Barbara Lynn Presley B.S. Degree 1974 Georgia Southern College
Margaret M. Reisman B.S. Degree 1953 Marquette University
Angela Greene Singleton B.S. Degree 1967 Savannah State College
Doris Walker Stewart B.S. Degree 1970 Savannah State College
Mary Alice Alexander Stokes B.S. Degree 1969 Savannah State College
Joseph Anthony Thomas B.S. Degree 1970 Georgia Southern College
Patricia Ann Thomas B.S. Degree 1971 Savannah State College
Billy Tillman B.S. Degree 1970 Savannah State College
DeloresM. Jefferson Washington . . .B.S. Degree 1958 Savannah State College
Carolyn Luten B.S. Degree 1960 Savannah State College
Sarah Palmer B.S. Degree 1973 Bradley University
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY
Jacqueline Hill Bryant B.S. Degree 1949 Spelman College
Jane ClarksonPerlmutter A.B. Degree 1967 University of Georgia
Daphne Jolly Player B.S. Degree 1966 Western Carolina University
♦Frances Elizabeth Ross B.A. Degree 1972 University of North Carolina
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Sandra Bland B.S. Degree
Lois J. Caphton B.S. Degree
Donald Gervais B.S. Degree
Cathy Crowder Joyce B.S. Degree
Margaret Louise Lum B.S. Degree
Julia E. Heller Oliver B.S. Degree
Johnnie Louise Sanders B.S. Degree
Janever G. Smith B.S. Degree
Carol Dotter Sutton B.S. Degree
Marsha Dale McDaniel Watts B.S. Degree
Jannie Mae Williams B.S. Degree
1 97 1 Savannah State College
1974 Georgia Southern College
1 973 State University of New York
1 973 Georgia Southern College
1 972 Armstrong State College
1 973 Savannah State College
1 972 Savannah State College
1973 Savannah State College
1 965 University of South Carolina
1974 Georgia College
1 972 Savannah State College
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY
Jacqueline T. McKissick B.S. Degree
Savannah State College
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ENGLISH
Claudette Evans Warlick B.S. Degree
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY
Sandra Catherine Beasley B.A. Degree 1968 Armstrong State College
*Hugh Stiles Golson B.A. Degree 1972 University of South Carolina
Elaine Clark Harris A.B. Degree 1960 Emory University
*Kathleen Powers Sanfilippo .... B.A. Degree 1968 Loyola College
Willis Shellman B.S. Degree 1974 Savannah State College
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS
Edward Cleveland Oglesby B.S. Degree 1967 Savannah State College
Carolyn Graham Smith B.S. Degree 1971 Armstrong State College
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
James Green, Jr B.S. Degree
1970 Savannah State College
1976 Fall Quarter
.... Freshmen, September 13
Upperclassmen, September 21
Midshipmen - N.R.O.T.C.
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL
Johnnie M. Graham
MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI
MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU
NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY
MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON
LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY
Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood,
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received.
The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for
The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves.
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study.
The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca-
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three- feet and
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers.
Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them
by the institution.
In some, colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university.
The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution.
For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American
Intercollegiate Code is as follows:
Agriculture -: . • Maise
Arts, Letters, Humanities White
Education Light Blue
Library Science Lemon
Oratory — (Speech ) Silver Gray
Philosophy Dark Blue
Physical Education Sage Green
Science Golden Yellow
At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back-
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.